8 things to do in Dubai this week
Pool days, dinner deals, ice skating classes and a cake shake…
We’re counting down the final few weeks of summer, and rounding up some great indoors activities for you.
We’ve got dinner deals, a mid-week party brunch and a yoga workshop that will help you through the week.
Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week…
Sunday August 20
1. Take the kids to an ice skating class
Open to first-time skaters and beginners six years and older, there’s a new intensive skate course for kids at Dubai Ice Rink with a basic curriculum to help kids master the fundamentals of skating. The course runs Sunday to Wednesday, and each class includes a 30-minute group lesson and an hour-long public skating session. Plus, every student who completes the course will receive a Dubai Ice Rink certificate of completion at the end of the week. With a maximum of 15 students per class, it’s advised to book in advance.
Dubai Ice Rink, Dubai Mall, Sun to Wed, until Aug 30, Dhs500. Tel: (04) 448 5111. More info on website.
2. Carry on the weekend with a pool day
Those lucky people who don’t have to work on Sunday should head to Le Royal Meridien and take advantage of their summer pool access offer. Catch your daily dose of Vitamin D and receive a Dhs100 voucher to redeem on food and drink at either Shades sports bar or Le Deck, the poolside snack bar. The offer is available every day until the end of August.
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, daily 9am to sunset, Dhs150 weekdays, Dhs200 weekends. Tel: (04) 316 5550. More info on website.
Monday August 21
3. Dine for two for under Dhs400
China Grill has just launched a brand new dinner for two on Mondays. The Yin Yum Yang seven-course tasting menu, accompanied by free-flowing house wine, is priced at Dhs388 per pair. The Pan-Asian menu has been created by newly appointed Chef De Cuisine, David Kikillus, who will be serving up menu favourites such as their nigiri and sashimi platter and grilled wagyu striploin.
The Westin, Dubai Mina Seyahi, Mon 7pm to 10pm, Dhs388 per pair. Tel: (04) 399 9144. More info on website.
4. Head to a new moon yoga workshop
On the eve of the new moon, you can take part in a yoga workshop at Umm Suqeim Park hosted by experienced coach Natalia Fata. The class, which costs Dhs100, will cover four areas of yoga and meditation over the two-and-a-half hour session. Guests are requested to bring their own mats, water and notepads.
Umm Suqeim Park (left loan), 8pm to 10:30pm, Dhs100. Tel (055) 860 0677. More info on Facebook.
Tuesday August 22
5. Get involved in a tarot evening
The Tarot Circle Evenings welcome all who are interested in the mystery, wisdom and beauty of the tarot at all levels. The circle will start and close with guided healing and cleansing meditations. Don’t worry, it’s not a formal class – instead, the facilitator will introduce the theme, and then you have the freedom to explore the cards with fellow tarot enthusiasts.
Just Be Holistic Centre, Um Suqeim 1 8pm to 9.30pm, advanced booking required. Tel: 056 690 4222. More info on Facebook.
6. Enjoy some fancy French cuisine
On Tuesday, Bagatelle hosts ‘Le Mardi C’est Permis’, which translates as ‘on Tuesday, everything is allowed’. It’s an elegant dinner party with French cuisine created by executive head chef Timothy Newton, (whose escargot is a must), alongside themed performance and upbeat tracks from Bagatelle’s resident DJ. It’s a lively affair and the perfect excuse for a glamorous mid-week night out.
The Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road, 8pm till late. Tel: 04 354 5035. More info on website.
Wednesday August 23
7. Head to a mid-week evening brunch
Lucky Voice’s hit Friday brunch books up three weeks in advance, so why not try their mid-week offering instead? There’s unlimited food and drinks on offer, plus interactive entertainment that includes a party DJ and group sing-a-longs with karaoke songs chosen by you. Even the karaoke shy will find themselves belting out a few tunes on the inflatable microphones.
6th floor, Grand Millennium Hotel, Barsha Heights, Dubai, 8pm-11pm, Dhs150 soft drinks, Dhs250 house drinks, Dhs295 sparkling drinks Tel: 800 58259. More info on website.
8. Take on a cake shake
Infamous New York export Black Tap has just unveiled its new ‘Cake Shake’, an enormous, sprinkle-filled, part-cake-part-milkshake combo. Each shake is topped with a slice of cake and whipped cream, with a cherry on top for good measure. The confetti-covered cake is freshly baked in Black Tap daily, and slices are limited – so you’ll want to get in quick.
Jumeirah Al Naseem, daily 11am-12am, Dhs65. Tel: (04) 422 9904. More info on website.